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A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. Designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, you will learn the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock term sheet negotiation, to exploring key issues in follow-on financing rounds, exit strategies and securities law compliance, our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues you need to master to actively and successfully participate in today’s venture capital environment. You will also learn about the latest financing trends, regional differences in deal practice, and ethical issues that arise when representing start-ups and venture backed companies.
What You Will Learn
• How to form and counsel start-ups
• Key venture capital finance terms
• Angel and seed financing
• Structuring exit strategies
• Digital asset trends and new financing techniques
• The various applicable securities and tax laws
• Simulated negotiation over Series A financing round terms
• Earn one hour of Ethics credit
Program Levels: Introductory
Intended Audience: Attorneys and allied professionals engaged in venture capital agreements, operating in professional proximity to the program topic or are interested in the subject should find this program informative.
Prerequisites: Attendees should have some experience in venture capital financing, expect to engage in venture capital matters or have interest in this area of practice.
Advanced Preparation: None